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UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 10:33 a.m.

Lightning sign Nikita Kucherov to 8-year extension through 2026-27

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Nikita Kucherov to an eight-year contract extension worth an average of $9.5 million in salary and annual bonuses. Kucherov would have been a …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 9:27 p.m.

Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby shine in Game 7, Caps beat Lightning 4-0

Alex Ovechkin scored early and Andre Burakovsky added two second-period goals to help the Washington Capitals put a decade of playoff frustration behind them with a 4-0 victory over the …


Alex Ovechkin, Capitals prepare for ‘biggest game of life’

Alex Ovechkin is closer than ever to playing for the Stanley Cup, and he’s determined to make the most of the opportunity. The star forward leads the Washington Capitals into …


Andrei Vasillevskiy shines late, Lightning hold off Capitals 3-2

Cedric Paquette scored in the opening minute and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 28 shots to help the Tampa Bay Lightning hold off the Washington Capitals 3-2 in Game 5 of the …


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 9:16 p.m.

Andrei Vasilevskiy, Lightning top Caps 4-2 to even East final 2-all

Alex Killorn scored the tiebreaker with about 8 minutes left, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves, and the Tampa Bay Lightning weathered the equivalent of more than a period without a …


Capitals have home-ice disadvantage for Game 4 vs. Lightning

The good news for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals is they still lead their Eastern Conference final against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The bad news for the Capitals, counterintuitive …


Capitals’ Tom Wilson thinks hit from Tampa Bay’s Anton Stralman had ‘don’ts’

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson thinks Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman could be in trouble for a hit that drew a boarding penalty in Game 3 of their teams’ …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

Victor Hedman, Lightning beat Caps to cut East final deficit to 2-1

Victor Hedman scored his first goal of the playoffs and added two assists and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 4-2 …


Capitals take 2-0 series lead over Lightning

The Washington Capitals scored in the opening minute of the game and twice in the last 1:02 of the second period to pull away to a 6-2 victory over the …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Alex Ovechkin has goal and assist, Capitals beat Lightning 4-2

Alex Ovechkin had a power-play goal and an assist in his Eastern Conference finals debut, leading the Washington Capitals to a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning Braden Holtby …


Nikita Kucherov relishes chance to face Alex Ovechkin in East Final

Like many young Russian hockey players, Nikita Kucherov grew up following Alex Ovechkin’s career, hoping to someday become a prolific scorer and maybe even compete against his countryman in the …


Lightning eliminate Bruins with 3-1 win in Game 5

Brayden Point and J.T. Miller scored second-period goals, helping the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Boston Bruins 3-1 Sunday and advance to the Eastern Conference final for the third time …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 10:56 p.m.

Playoff capsules: Lightning take 3-1 series lead with 4-3 overtime win over Bruins

Dan Girardi scored 3:18 into overtime, giving the Tampa Bay Lightning a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Friday night for a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal …


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

Lightning strike quickly, beat Bruins 4-1, lead series 2-1

Yanni Gourde stayed behind in Tampa Bay to be with his wife when she gave birth to their daughter on a day off in the Eastern Conference semifinals. He joined …


Resilient Lightning rebound to beat Bruins 4-2 in Game 2

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been just as resilient in the Stanley Cup playoffs as they’ve been all season.


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

Rick Nash, Patrice Bergeron score twice, Bruins beat Lightning in Game 1

Rick Nash and Patrice Bergeron each scored two goals, leading the Boston Bruins to a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of their second-round NHL playoff …


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 5:04 p.m.

Nikita Kucherov, Lightning beat Devils 3-1, end first-round series

Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning are moving on in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Kucherov scored his 27th career postseason goal and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 26 shots as the …


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 8:57 p.m.

Lightning take 3-1 lead over Devils, Nikita Kucherov leads the way

Nikita Kucherov scored two goals, set up another and knocked New Jersey’s top defenseman out of the game with a big hit, and the Tampa Bay Lightning moved within a …


UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 6:08 p.m.

Alex Killorn scores twice, Lightning beat Devils 5-3 in Game 2

The good news for the Tampa Bay Lightning is they’re up 2-0 on New Jersey in the first round of the NHL playoffs and still haven’t played their best. Alex …


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

Potent Lightning display depth, beat Devils 5-2 in Game 1

The Tampa Bay Lightning are off to a strong start in the NHL playoffs. The top seed in the Eastern Conference got early goals from four different players – none …


NHL Capsules: Nikita Kucherov scores 2 to lift Lightning to 3-1 win over Oilers

Nikita Kucherov scored twice to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.


NHL Capsules: Tuukka Rask, Bruins hand Lightning first shutout in nearly 1 year

Tuukka Rask stopped 23 shots to hand Tampa Bay its first shutout of the season and lifting the Boston Bruins over the Lightning 3-0 on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., March 3, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

Steven Stamkos, Lightning outlast Flyers 7-6 in shootout

Steven Stamkos had two goals and three assists for a career-high five points and added a shootout goal in the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on …


NHL roundup: Lightning turn back Maple Leafs in shootout

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Lightning strike by adding Ryan McDonagh at NHL trade deadline

The Tampa Bay Lightning strengthened their Eastern Conference-leading team by acquiring New York Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh.


NHL Capsules: Andrei Vasilevskiy leads Lightning over Kings 4-3

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 44 saves, Steven Stamkos had a goal and an assist, and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 Saturday night.


NHL capsules: Nikita Kucherov, Lightning beat Canucks 5-2

Nikita Kucherov stopped an 11-game goal drought, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves for his NHL-best 32nd victory, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Thursday night.


Spokane’s Tyler Johnson continues to spark NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning

With a flight to catch and another loss to digest, Tyler Johnson and the Tampa Bay Lightning hustled through their postgame routine in the visitors’ locker room Saturday at the …


NHL capsules: Vegas beats Tampa Bay 4-1 in matchup of conference leaders

Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves, David Perron had a goal and an assist, and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 Thursday night in a matchup of …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 11:17 p.m.

Spokane native Tyler Johnson scores hat trick in Lightning win

Tyler Johnson had three goals, Jake Dotchin scored a tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4. Tampa Bay also got …